Designer Reflects On Making CAPTAIN AMERICA's Final Poster & Meeting Stan Lee

Jesse Wilson, a junior art director whose design for an official Captain America: The First Avenger poster was chosen over others, reflects on the opportunity. Check it out!



While Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger flick has gone on to score the number one spot in Blu-Ray & DVD sales, in it's first week, one of the many things admired about the well-received film was it's propaganda posters. And now, Jesse Wilson, a Wilmington native and junior art director, as well the creator of the film's final poster, reflects on the "big" opportunity and meeting Stan Lee.

“This project was probably my favorite,” said Wilson. “It’s set in the 1940s so it was cool to see all the sets that were created. We tried to design posters to reflect the time so we drew from propaganda posters. It was pretty cool. You have to creatively think in every aspect of how to promote movies,” he said.

“This (Captain America) poster is the first really big one for me,” said Wilson. “We designed more than 2,000 movie posters on this project alone, and mine was chosen as the final one. It was sweet.”

“I met and worked with Stan and that opened doors with his company,” said Wilson. “I met a lot of cool people and went a lot of cool places. [Stan] stands out from the people I’ve met,” said Wilson.

“The first time I met him, I was starstruck, but he told me to make myself at home. He’ll be turning 88 this month, and he has more energy at his age than many do at mine,” Wilson said of Lee. “Everybody wants a piece of him and I got to hang with him. He’s a trip!”



Captain America: The First Avenger

focuses on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull. Starring Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Stanley Tucci and Hugo Weaving, the film hits shelves on Dvd and blu-ray October 25, 2011.


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